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Over 60 Final Four Watch Parties All Over the World!


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YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY!!! Thanks to everyone who responded with their watch party information. I think we have most of the world covered. From Seattle to Afghanistan to Beijing, Cats fans will be gathering for the Final Four game against Wisconsin. I have 60+ listed here now, but that only includes three that were sent to me from Lexington. I’d say there will be 60 in Lexington alone. Let’s get to the list, it’s a long one.

Here’s a rundown of places the C-A-T-S chant will be occurring (in no particular order):

 

Lexington, KY

All of the places

Tin Roof, 303 South Limestone, Lexington KY ($5 cover, doors open at 12:00 p.m.)

Christian Student Fellowship, 502 Columbia Ave., Lexington KY

Your Neighbor’s House

A Stranger’s House

@DrewCurtis: “Chase Tap Room- anyone who sees this can hit me up for at least one free beer there, if we win it all who knows?” (Drew Curtis might regret this)

 

Nashville, TN

South, 1524 Demonbreun St., Nashville TN 37203  (Join me for $12 domestic buckets, $3 Blue Shots, $3 domestics starting an hour before the game)

Corner Pub Midtown, 2000 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203

Drake’s Cool Springs, 553 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067

 

Carmel, IN

Stacked Pickle, 4335 West 106th St (just off Michigan Rd)

 

Las Vegas, NV

The Wynn, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd.

Scooter’s Pub, 6200 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89118

 

Knoxville, TN

The Casual Pint (Bearden), 234 Brookview Centre Way #107, Knoxville TN 37919

 

Falls Church, VA

Grevey’s, 8130 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church VA 22042

 

Alexandria, VA

1823 Cafe and Pub, 3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria VA  (park behind the historic post office)

 

Charleston, SC

Kickin’ Chicken West Ashley, 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston SC 29407

Dunleavy’s, 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

 

Washington DC

The Handsome Cock (formally known as Touchdown) 1334 U St NW, Washington DC 20009

 

San Diego, CA

The Commons Bar, 901 4th Ave, San Diego CA

 

Jacksonville, FL

Buffalo Wild Wings (Avenues Mall), 10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32256

 

Philadelphia, PA

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, 1823 Sansom St., Philadelphia PA 19103

 

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Austin Ave. Sports Bar and Grill, 1801 N. Plano Rd., Richardson TX 75081

Christie’s Sports, 2811 McKinney Ave., Ste. 22, Dallas TX 75204

Duff’s Famous Wings, 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake TX 76092

FRIDAY & MONDAY: Go see an O.G. of the KSR show, Zach McCrite (@BigEZ), at J. Gilligans,  400 E. Abram St., Arlington TX 76010. He will be doing live radio both days from 3:00-7:00 p.m. There is a free shuttle to & from J. Gilligans to the game on Monday.

 

Atlanta, GA

Hudson Grille-Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta GA

 

Denver, CO

College Inn, 4400 East 8th Avenue, Denver CO 80220

 

Houston, TX

BreWingZ Sports Bar & Grill, 22503 State Hwy. 249, Suite 400, Houston TX 77070

 

Casselberry, FL

Buffalo Wild Wings, 900 Florida 436, Casselberry FL 32707

 

Greenville, SC

Bailey’s Sports Bar, 2409 Lauren’s Rd., Greenville SC

 

Portland, OR

Peter’s Bar & Grill, NE 60th & Fremont, Portland OR

 

Seattle, WA

World Sports Grille, 731 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle WA 98109

 

San Francisco, CA

Zeke’s Sports Bar & Grill, 600 Third Street at Brannan, San Francisco CA

 

Phoenix, AZ

Half Moon Sports Grill, 2121, E. Highland Ave.

 

Indianapolis, IN

Drakes, 3740 East 82nd St., Indianapolis IN 46204

 

Bonita Springs, FL

Johnny Malloy’s, 10347 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs FL 34135

 

Florence, KY

Drakes Florence, 6805 Houston Rd, Ste. 900, Florence KY

 

Cincinnati, OH

Tin Roof Cincinnati, 160 Freedom Way, Suite 150, Cincinnati OH 45202

 

Greater Dayton Area, OH

Fox and Hound, Beavercreek OH

 

Nancy, KY

Harbor Restaurant, 451 Lee’s Ford Dock, Nancy KY

 

Kansas City, KS

Buffalo Wild Wings, 13749 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

 

Dublin, OH

Yogi’s, 3880 Hard Rd., Dublin OH

 

Austin, TX

Blackfinn Ameripub, The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin TX 78758

 

New York, NY

Jack Dempsey’s, 36 W 33rd Street, New York NY 10001

 

Richmond, VA

Quaker Steak & Lube, 8000 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA

 

Roseville, MN

Joe Senser’s Sports Theater, 2350 Cleveland Ave. N., Roseville MN 55113

 

Charlotte, NC

Blackfinn-Pearl Room (in the Epicentre), 210 E. Trade St., Charlotte NC

 

Sarasota, FL

Evie’s Tavern on the Range, 4725 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota FL

 

Los Angeles, CA

Rivalry Sports Bar & Grill, 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA

 

Mayfield Hts, OH

Fox & Hound, 1479 SOM Center Rd., Eastgate Shopping Center, Mayfield Hts OH 44124

 

Tampa, FL

Beef O’Brady’s, 2819 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa FL 33629

 

Detroit, MI

Detroit Beer Co., 1529 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

 

Chicago, IL

The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont, Chicago IL

 

St. Louis, MO

Franklin’s Pub (no relation to Drew), 728 Lafayette, St. Louis MO 63104

 

Raleigh, NC

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 222 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh NC

 

Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Luxe Sports Bar and Grille, 138 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach FL 32584

 

Huntsville, AL

Drake’s, 4800 Whitesburg Dr., Suite 14, Huntsville AL

 

Howardstown, KY

Howardstown Liquors- Everybody brings an appetizer and beer is $2.00!

 

Winchester, KY

Cantuckee Tavern, 12 Carol Rd., Winchester KY (ALL YOU CAN EAT APPETIZERS for $9.99!!)

 

Frankfort, KY

Nat Boogie’s Dragon Pub, 103 W Main St, Frankfort KY 40601

 

Venice, FL
The Brewhouse, West Venice Ave., Venice FL 34285

 

Key West, FL
Jack Flats, 509 Duval St., Key West FL 33040

JDL’s Big Ten Pub, 920 Caroline St., Key West FL 33040 (for Cats fans up for some trash talk)

 

AFGHANISTAN (via Heath Holt @hdholt)

Kandahar Airfield, Dustoff CP, Mustang Ramp (FREE Coffee)

 

 

I saved the most bizarre for last…
BEIJING, Peoples Republic of China (seriously)

Randy Hoffacker’s Home
Casa de River Garden, 137
北京市顺义区后沙峪白辛庄榆阳路7号 裕京花园137号别墅

Randy emails and says:

“There are no bars in Beijing that will open in the morning for a few Cats fans. My wife and I graduated in 2000, and 2001, and have been in China for 7 years, still not sure why. We have a met a few Cats fans over here, and we get together from time to time.  We are ready for this thing to be over, cause getting up at 2 and 4 am to drink is taking a toll on our health.  I understand if you can’t post about someones house, but all are invited…  If you post it, leave my email for RSVP.”

Randy’s email is randy.hoffacker@me.com. Anybody else want to hop on a flight with me to Beijing and watch with Randy? Woah, not everyone at once.

 

Go Cats! And go to a watch party near you!

 

@AFlenerKSR

Article written by Aaron Flener

Don't let anyone take your sparkle.

103 responses to “Over 60 Final Four Watch Parties All Over the World!”

  1. jkendall

    Awesome!!

    1. catsrus

      Speaking of Grevey’s restaurant in Falls Church, VA: younger people may not realize Kevin Grevey was the star of the UK team that was in the Final 4 Championship game in 1975 vs UCLA and he was great. Unfortunately Wooden just announced this was his last game and his team was inspired.
      Hamilton, Ohio’s UK fans are rightfully proud of Kevin as a star for Taft High School. He played for the Washington Bullets and bought his restaurant there.

  2. Hey Now!

    What about all of us unfortunate souls in Louisville?

    1. Louisville party

      The Brewery on Baxter Ave

    2. Still the best

      louisville doesn’t exist

  3. Basteballer

    No way. I am in Columbus, OH. I know they have a viewing group at Chubby’s on Hard Rd. but I can’t do it. I gotta be alone. Well, my girlfriend is here but she is cheering with me.

    1. C. Alice

      ……….Chubby’s on Hard Road……..that’s hilarious!

  4. BFrey

    Hey Heath, look up. You got something right there. Good luck over there my man.

  5. Brian

    Great idea! Id love to go to the one in Denver. But, I’ve watched all the other games at my apartment. Gotta keep the mojo going!

    1. AMEN brother

      My name says it all!

  6. L1Crickey

    Melbourne, Australia – step up!

  7. Louisville party

    Louisville – The Brewery on Baxter Ave.

    1. Woot!

      I’m a U of L student and a huge UK fan (surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, there are a lot of UK fans at U of L).

      Thanks for the heads up!

  8. VinDatuk

    If you are near Beijing – go to Randy’s. You will not be disappointed. Great guy and could throw down some beers with the best of ‘em back in the day.

  9. Purple

    I have been to Shanghai basketball watch party for a Yao Ming game at 9am. It was a wild crowd and basically chants went all game long. Only comparison would be a Japan baseball game watch party.

  10. Panhandle cat

    Destin-Fort Walton Beach area Florida:
    Luxe Sports Bar & Grill,
    138 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    (850) 301-0282

  11. BaldyInMendo

    Mendocino, CA —— Dick’s Place on Main St

  12. Jim Allensworth

    Chattanooga, TN location????

    1. Rockfield, KY

      This is my last weekend living in Chattanooga before moving to Lexington. Urban Stack, Taco Mac, BW3, T Bone’s…..?

  13. dufus

    Did you guys really add pop up adds?

    Way to sell out

  14. Chance

    Looking for a place to watch the game with my fellow BBN brethren around the Roanoke and Salem, Virginia area

    1. virginia bbn

      Will be at the BWW closer to 81 in Roanoke!

  15. Jon W.

    Bru’s Room – Delray Beach, FL (Off Atlantic Avenue)

    Lots of Kentuckians in South Florida. Several groups of us are meeting here.

  16. KB

    What about the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area. On vacation and would love to watch the game with fellow CATS fans.

    1. vp

      I’m also going to be in Gatlinburg during the game! Would love to know if/where other Cats fans will be watching!

    2. Looking

      Also looking for somewhere to watch in PG/Gatlinburg!

  17. AMEN brother

    We’re in Panama city Beach for the Michigan game. We honestly haven’t see so many Cats Fans since New Orleans in the 2012 SEC tourney. Got here Saturday morning and lo and behold who the hell sits next to us….A uvel family with all the CAT fans yelling C-A.T-S Cats cats cats at the sight of our UK Flag…..They’ve been miserable since Friday…..Just wish there’s been I-who fans close also…..

  18. fencepost

    How bout Flemingsburg Ky. Be about 9-10 ppl getting drunk on SHINE Burning Couches then who knows when the Shine Kicks in come on over got a pig in the ground

  19. Zach

    You completely missed Shamrock’s in Lexington, KY. One of the best places to watch the Cats.

    1. BaldyInMendlo

      Word to that! That’s where I watched UK win the 1996 Championship!

  20. chitowncat

    Watched both the UL and Michigan games at my brother’s place in Tokyo. My parents and brothers are still there and will be watching as usual. GO CATS!! BBN is everywhere!!

  21. Brian

    Austin, TX rocks!

  22. ukireland

    Dublin, Ireland anyone?

  23. Cad

    Add to the list- Riu Montego Bay Jamaica, Sports Bar. See you there cats fans

  24. Bob

    Red Zone Saskatoon SK (Canada)

    1. catsrus

      Watching the games in Australia, China or Japan must be a challenge as to time of day. I was in Korea and as I recall any prime time game in the US was like 3am there.

  25. BigBlueNuts!!!

    Perth, Western Australia
    Crown casino sports bar.
    No Benedict Arnolds!!!

  26. BostonCats

    https://www.facebook.com/events/769524883065703/

    Tommy Doyle’s in Kendall Square (Hampshire and Portland corner of One Kendall Square).

    Boston, Mass

  27. Stoll

    What’s up Hoffacker. If your in Beijing definitely hook up with one of the greatest guys. We rolled UK and it was a ball.

  28. bung

    Wow…this many parties in this many places…its maniacal…or mania Cal or Calmania or something…

  29. JapanCat

    Anyone know a place in Tokyo to watch the game?

  30. Dwoos

    Kicked chicken in charleston, I will be there

  31. Fake Lou Holtz

    Fake Lou Holtz will be at Half Moon Grill in Phoenix, Arithona.

  32. Sarah J

    Any Portland, OR cat fans out there? I used to know a bunch but have lost touch! Would love to find a pdx/UK crew!

  33. PDXCats

    Portland, OR another viewing party at Blitz Ladd – 2239 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
    “Organized” by the Bluegrass Expats. I think they are just showing up and taking over.

  34. KentuckyGirlatHeart

    AUGUSTA, GA. My house. Homemade wings, guac, cookies, BLUE and white decorations, and party beads!

    1. KYfaninSC

      Im in Aiken, SC and aill be rooting on the CATS from grumpy’s sports pub!

  35. CatsAroundTheWorld

    I’ve been a Cats fan my whole life and have lived in 12 different cities outside of Kentucky. It’s amazing to me the support of the #BBN wherever I go. In 2012, I was in India on a business trip and had to trick CBS’ streaming Internet into thinking my IP address was in the U.S. so I could watch our Cats play at some crazy hour in the morning. Even watching it by myself in the hotel room, I knew there were Cats fans all over the world cheering our boys on. Pretty amazing! Good luck on Saturday, guys. We will be cheering you on all over the world!

  36. Big Blue Monster

    Zeke’s in San Fran is killer. My home base now is Beefs in a Tampa which is rockin blue and white all day long. Kentucky strong baby!!!

  37. YouKay

    Anybody near Disney World? My brother is stuck at a trade show there this weekend and says that the Buffalo Wild Wings in Casselberry is like 45 minutes away.

    The Philly party should be really interesting – UK has the second floor at Cav’s and Wisconsin has the first. Hopefully no cheese fights ensue!

    1. Courtney

      The Buffalo Wild Wings in Casselberry is the closest watch party.. It is definitely worth it. The last time we went to the final 4 we had about 300 fans there, usually gets packed an hour or so early. If you take I4, get off on the 436 exit and head towards Casselberry. We are directly off 436 on the left, its easy to find. Sorry that there isn’t anything closer to Disney!

  38. NYCCatsFan

    This is really disappointing. No offense to the over 60 crowd, but could you guys list some watch parties for under 60?

    1. Reddington

      Just for the sake of clarification and ignoring the possibility of sarcasm, this simply means that there will be more than 60 parties occurring, not exclusive to 60 years and older.

  39. NorCalCat

    Any UK fans getting together in San Jose, CA? Or am I going to have to go up to SF to Zeke’s to commune with the BBN?

  40. Winston cat

    Any in Winston, nc? Social club, finnegans, rec…?

  41. Denton

    Not really a party spot but the Somerset (27 twin drive in) is showing the game, which I think is really cool. Im going to go Check it out. Go Cats!

  42. DT in DC

    I’ve lived in Alexandria, VA for 15 years and and active member of the local alumni club. I’ve never heard of a viewing at 1823 Cafe and Pub. I’ve actually never even heard of that Pub.

  43. Jodie Royal

    Alyeska Ski Resort Alyeska, Alaska at the Chuck and Tracye Huber UK North Hideaway Lodge

  44. Jam

    Any fans meet ups in Myrtle Beach or UK bars?

  45. Dave

    Been watching the past 4 games at the Monkey Wrench in Louisville. Pretty good crowd of CATS fans, and we will be there again Saturday. #mojo

  46. Elizabeth

    Quest Community Church in Lexington will be putting the game on the FORTY FOOT HD SCREEN after their Saturday night service (service starts at 5:55, usually goes to around 7:45ish)!! Website for info: http://questcommunity.com/watch-the-game

  47. Brad in Portland

    Hey Portland Cats, I’d like to meet up with some people for the game. Although that would go against the mojo since I’ve watched all the tournament games alone.

    Brad
    robotfuel@gmail.com

  48. Jim Taylor

    We have been watching the games at Houligan’s sports bar in Palm Coast FL for the last 5 years. They have three other locations in the Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area. Great place to watch the games as well as good food.

  49. Sam

    Any parties in the Lafayette, IN area? I know it’s Boilermaker country but I’ve seen quite a few other UK fans up here.

  50. Jimi

    WHERE AT IN CHATTANOOGA? My wife and I have had a weekend getaway planned for months there.

  51. bigpapanate

    Anyone in Kansas City, Mo area

  52. Vanncouver Canada

    Vancouver, BC, Canada anyone?

  53. Rj

    I am in Panama City beach. Where is the party?

  54. Catfan

    Anyone groups in Memphis, TN to watch the game? GO CATS!

  55. Pete Arriola

    I’m the Las Vegas Alum Chapter president and am not sure why The Wynn is listed as a game watch location. We move around to different bars and have not yet found a permanent home. We watched the championship games in 2012 in Scooters and went back there for the tournament to channel some of that luck! Go Cats!

    1. Austin TX Cats

      Hi Pete!!! It’s Beth! Steph, Jeremy, and I will be in Vegas to celebrate Steph’s birthday– we get there April 23. Hope to see ya!! GO BIG BLUE!!!!

    2. ukpete82

      yes hope to see you guys too!!

  56. Austin TX Cats

    We’ll have 10 FREE TOWERS OF BEER (that’s over 1000 oz!!!) to celebrate the Tweakables!! We also have an autographed John Calipari basketball to be given away following UK’s final game (on Monday)! You’ll receive one free entry and can buy more chances if you want. See talk at Blackfinn Pub in The Domain.
    WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR BABY?!!!

    1. Austin TX Cats

      Ugh!! See “y’all” at Blackfinn!! #%^*!! autocorrect !!!

    2. CATS!!!!

      BLUE & WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. catsrus

      Tweakables all the way!!

  57. Derek McQuigg

    Flener, we went to Lipscomb together. Currently working on a boat in New Zealand. The Fox Sports Bar in Auckland is the place to be for the Badger beatdown. Go Cats!!

  58. Guess

    what about us poor unfortunate souls in West Virginia? I know we are a rare breed here in WV but I love the C-A-T-S cats, cats, cats. Anyone in the Hurricane area want to get together?

  59. Greg

    Anybody around Asheville, NC getting together or know a sports bar? My wife and I will be staying near the Pisgah National Forest but would love to watch the game with some Cats fans.

  60. CATS!!!!

    If you’re going to be in Bowling Green, I implore you to come to Overtime Sports Bar & Grill. I live in Nashville now, but that’s still my go to spot to watch the BIG GAMES. I want to see the place at standing room only, so that if/when UK wins the whole place erupts like it did when Harrison hit the three in the Louisville game. come to the bar and look for me, I’ll be in shorts, a blue hoodie, and a UK hat…same outfit I’ve worn the whole tournament. GO BIG BLUE!!

  61. Bars that suck

    The new Chase Taproom sucks immensely.

  62. Joshua

    Any people living in San Antonio???? Also trying to watch the game

    1. Joe

      Joshua, I’m looking for a good place to watch it as well, I just moved to SA a few months ago. Got any recommendations??

  63. Jennifer in Miami

    Any CATS fans in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area are welcome to meet us at Batch Gastropub in Mary Brickell Village in Miami for the game. The Florida alumni are meeting there for the game before and they are going to leave the big screen and sound on for our game too! Go Cats!

  64. Killer "Cat Fan" Pfeiffer

    Siesta Key Florida….Captian Kurts at Stickney Point might as well be called the “Two Keys” of the South. Find the “Killer” and the beer is on me!!!

  65. Larry Simpson

    Add another on Royal Princess on the DECK SCREEN in the middle of the Caribbean! Yes in the Middle of the ocean. Probably will have 40-50 people watching.

  66. LexJim

    Trying to get some 2012 mojo going. We are in New Orleans for a wedding. Any suggestions for where UK fans meet? And please don’t say Bourbon Street. Duh. I want a specific location.

    1. BBNinNawlins

      Fat Harry’s!! The UK Alumni are hosting it there. Crawfish @ 4:30

  67. David White

    We will be having a get together at Oscars in @ 125 E Taquitz Canyon Way
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

  68. Rob

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    “Duffy’s Sports Grill”
    1804 Cordova Rd (off of 17th St)
    Great food, numerous large screens

  69. SLING SHOT

    card fans are having a party at the Louisville slugger plant. the main event will be that every time cats score card fans hit each other with baseball bats. B. Y. O. PAIN PILLS!!!!!. GO CATS SCORE A BUNCH!!!!!.

  70. Heather

    Any BBN around the Valdosta, Ga area want to meet at Buffalo Wild Wings?? Was there two years ago for final four and it was allllll Blue. Went during this last Louisville match up and maybe two cats fans. So where’s all my bbn in bulldog country?! Need you to come out tomorrow!

  71. Don't Go To Touchdowns in DC

    Don’t go to Touchdowns in Washington D.C. Small TV’s, Bad Food, No Parking and Bad UK fans. True UK Fans go to Grevey’s.

  72. Killer "Cat Fan" Pfeiffer

    SIESTA KEY – CAPT CURTS AT STICKNEY POINT

  73. James Klapheke

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Sunway Lagoon Resort and spa

    Need TV!!!!!

  74. Capt. Ahab

    Pattaya Thailand
    Not going to watch the game because I’m too busy nailing the Thai cuties and chilling on the beach.
    Hopefully somebody tapes it for me though…..Go Cats! :)

    1. catsrus

      Capt they replay the game on CBS Sports Channel. Man those Thai women are legendary.

  75. TD

    I did not see any mention of places in my favorite city…NOLA. I know that “The Blind Pelican” on St. Charles is a good place to watch sports & “Cooter Brown’s” on S. Carrollton. “Walk-ons” near the New Orleans Arena on Poydras St is also good.

    1. TD

      LexJim, hope you see my NOLA sports bar suggestions. If I was in New Orleans I’m thinking I would wind up at “The Blind Pelican”. Good bar food and plenty of draft beers too. It is right on the streetcar line on St. Charles Ave.

  76. Brooklyn Cat

    Does anyone know of other good places for UK fans in New York City? I have a feeling Dempsey’s isn’t going to have enough space for everyone.

  77. UKJohn

    Anyone having a viewing party in Tulsa?

  78. Shannon Broughton

    Looking for a watch party in the Crystal River, Fl area!!

  79. G Cat

    Any watch party in Chattanooga